Fox News anchor called Donald Trump 'dictator' before Kim meeting

Fox News anchor called Donald Trump 'dictator' before Kim meeting

Fox News host and the daughter of the US ambassador to Russia, Abby Huntsman, apologized on Sunday for calling US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "dictators".

Two of the most unpredictable leaders on the world stage, President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un are about to meet face-to-face for the first time; Ed Henry reports from Singapore.

Anthony Scaramucci, the former White House communications director who appeared in the segment alongside Huntsman on Sunday, didn't acknowledge the "dictator" remark either.

"This is history we are living", Huntsman said.

Seeming to ignore the headline-grabbing gaffe, Scaramucci answered smoothly, "Yeah, because he's a disruptive risk taker". I did not mean that, my mistake.

The "Fox and Friends" presenter apologised to viewers after referring to the leaders as "two dictators" ahead of their historic meeting in Singapore Tuesday.

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Huntsman also tweeted an apology afterwards, saying she had made an honest mistake.

She also tweeted a second apology in the afternoon, "I'll never claim to be a flawless human being".

She apologized on her show and on Twitter as critics described her as making a "Freudian slip".

Then, Trump led Kim to a hotel entrance, allowing Kim to walk ahead of him into the place where the two men are scheduled to meet for almost an hour.

"When this thing is said and done, both walk away with the perception that they can agree that there is mutual benefit in getting rid of the nuclear weapon, perhaps economic and security benefit, and that China buys into it", he added.

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